Migraine Headache

Types Of Migraines

Migraine with aura is also known as Classical Migraine and migraine without aura is called Common Migraine. To know more about types of migraines, read Types Of Migraines: Migraine With Aura And Without Aura.

* Classic migraines- A type of migraine that involves the appearance of neurological symptoms called an aura (flashing lights or zigzag lines, or temporary loss of vision) 10 to 30 minutes before an attack. Other classic migraine symptoms are:

o difficulty with speech
o weakness in an arm or leg
o tingling in the face or hands
o confusion

* Common migraine- A type of migraine that is generally not preceded by an aura, although there may be a variety of symptoms prior to its onset. These may include the following:

o mental "fuzziness"
o mood changes
o fatigue
o unusual retention of fluids
o diarrhea and increased urination
o nausea and vomiting

What are the other types of migraines?

* hemiplegic migraine
* ophthalmoplegic migraine
* basilar artery migraine
* benign exertional headache
* status migrainosus
* headache-free migraine

For migraine headache relief, a patient needs to see a headache specialist to understand the real cause for his or her problem. This can be done by maintaining a headache diary and recognizing personal migraine triggers besides taking migraine medications. Headache medicine should be taken only when natural headache relief methods fail and headache rack becomes unbearable.